The production team behind the sequel to Trainspotting was able to edit footage on location thanks to an ultra-fast connection from network company Commsworld.
Interior scenes for ‘TS2’ were shot on a soundstage created at the Pyramids Business Park, former site of the Motorola phone factory near Bathgate, where broadband is provided by Commsworld.
The business park was able to offer the crew half its bandwidth on a temporary contract, meaning unedited footage could be relayed from the shoot without interruption or a dip in speed.
“It’s really gratifying to have played a part in keeping one of the year’s biggest films in Scotland,” said Jane McVey, business development manager at Commsworld. “Engineers [were] working on the site from the get-go and were busy installing outlets and cabling while the sets were going up.“
Commsworld chief executive Ricky Nicol added: “From Wi-Fi for the cast and crew to cabling and outlets, we spent four weeks ensuring that the internet provision was tailored perfectly to the needs of the production.”
The project was a change of pace for the firm; its last cinematic exploit at the Pyramids involved the BBC CBeebies film Eve.